Libtech 2020 Sk8 Banana Btx Reis
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Lib Tech invited one of snowboarding’s most prolific freestyle rulers Brandon Reis to reimagine the vibe of the iconic Skate Banana. They gave him a blank canvas and free reign to unleash his @monareisa drawings on his favorite all mountain board. This Brandon Reis special edition Banana rides like any other: rips the park, carves ice, jibs and floats effortlessly in powder but with a little extra kid brain at work to enhance the everyday abnormally fun weirdness of snowboarding. So feel free to be free on Brandon’s freestyle Banana after all he’s from New Hampshire where they “Live free or die” and always ride it weird!
Art by Brandon Reis (@monareisa)
- Core: 75% Aspen / 25% Paulownia
- Glass: Tri-Ax / Bi-Ax Fiber
- Top: Flower Textured Eco Sublimated Poly Top
- Original Power Construction: Lighter, Environmentally Nice, Strong
- Birch Internal Sidewalls
- UHMW Sintered Sidewalls
- UHMW Tip / Tail Impact Deflection
- Magne-Traction Effortless Edge Hold: Serated Steak Knife Technology Turns Ice Into Powder!
- The Ultimate Board to Progress on From Day One to Brandon Reis!
Essentially it is the opposite of traditional camber. There is a continuous concave or “rocker” shape between the tip and tail contact points. Reverse camber boards were traditionally recommended for beginners because it makes turn initiation easier and you are less likely to catch an edge. However, it also provides a looser feel which may not be the easiest for the beginner to control.
The continuous rocker profile has a very playful feel, is great for butters and floats well in powder.
The trade off is that there is less pop, they feel loose (which is only a bad thing if you don’t want a loose feeling board), doesn’t hold an edge as well as other profiles, and it is more difficult to stomp landings from big air.
Twelve years ago Lib Tech’s experieMENTAL division started a snowboard contour revolution with the introduction of the legendary Skate Banana model and Original Banana Technologie’s mild rocker between your feet combined with mild cambers to the tips and tails. • Full contact and control in all conditions • Central rocker builds in carve, edge hold and float • Cambers build in pop, stability and control
A true twin shape is completely symmetrical. If you cut a true twin in half exactly down the middle you would end up with two identical pieces of board.
This means that the nose and the tail are the same length and the same width and the bindings are centred on the board – i.e. they are equal distances from the centre of the board and the front binding is the same distance from the nose as the back binding is from the tail.
Of course, as you can adjust the width of the position of the bindings you could create a setback stance if you were so inclined but this would be unusual on a true twin given its purpose and might be a strange feel depending on the camber profile (i.e. one foot could end up being over camber and the other over rocker which would probably feel odd).
In addition to this a true twin has exactly the same flex in the nose and tail.
3-5 (1-10 Scale)
Eco Sublimated TNT (Fast & Low Maintenance).
All products made by Lib Tech have a one year warranty against manufacturer’s defects from the date of purchase from a Lib Tech Authorized Dealer. Further, this warranty only covers defects in materials and workmanship. The warranty does not cover normal wear and tear, excessive abuse or misuse by riding things other than snow, impacts due to your steering problems, cosmetic issues or modifications you made. You must keep your sales receipt when you purchase a Lib Tech product. This is your proof of purchase and you will need to show this if you need to warranty your product. The warranty is only applicable to the original purchaser and is void if your product was purchased from another person or an unauthorized dealer (including, without limitation, Craig’s List, eBay, etc.)
|Reverse Camber||All Mountain||Regular||Twin||Medium||
|Size of Board||Weight Range||Waist||Nose / Tail||Sidecut|
|152cm||120-170lbs||25.2||28.9 / 28.9||8.2|
|154cm||130-175lbs||25.3||29 / 29||8.2|
|156cm||145-180lbs||25.5||29.5 / 29.5||8.3|
|159cm||150-200lbs||25.5||29.7 / 29.7||8.4|